Authors - Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Marcus Tullius Cicero (January 3, 106 BC - December 7, 43 BC; sometimes anglicized as Tully), was a Roman philosopher, statesman, lawyer, orator, political theorist, Roman consul and constitutionalist. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the equestrian order, and is widely considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists. - Wikipedia

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Quote 184by Anonymous on 20/12/2010

As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.
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    Quote 227by Anonymous on 23/12/2010

    An unjust peace is better than a just war.
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      Quote 320by Anonymous on 27/12/2010

      Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.
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        Quote 1426by Anonymous on 13/01/2011

        All splendid things are rare.
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          Quote 2756by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

          No sane man will dance.
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            Quote 2933by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

            In the very books in which philosophers bid us scorn fame, they inscribe their names.
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              Quote 3004by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

              Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.
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                Quote 3138by Anonymous on 03/02/2011

                There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it.
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                  Quote 3832by Anonymous on 11/02/2011

                  A man of courage is also full of faith.
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                    Quote 4879by Anonymous on 03/03/2011

                    Wise men are instructed by reason; men of less understanding, by experience; the most ignorant, by necessity; the beasts, by nature.
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                      Quote 4919by Anonymous on 04/05/2011

                      No one can speak well, unless he thoroughly understands his subject.
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                        Quote 5061by Anonymous on 11/05/2011

                        It is a true saying that "One falsehood leads easily to another".
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                          Quote 5127by Anonymous on 22/05/2011

                          Such praise coming from so degraded a source, was degrading to me, its recipient.
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                            Quote 5167by Anonymous on 28/05/2011

                            He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason.
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                              Quote 5258by Anonymous on 08/06/2011

                              All action is of the mind and the mirror of the mind is the face, its index the eyes.
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                                Quote 5279by Anonymous on 10/06/2011

                                Nature herself makes the wise man rich.
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                                  Quote 5400by Anonymous on 26/06/2011

                                  Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.
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                                    Quote 5540by Anonymous on 14/07/2011

                                    Let arms give place to the robe, and the laurel of the warriors yield to the tongue of the orator.
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                                      Quote 5588by Anonymous on 24/07/2011

                                      The freedom of poetic license.
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                                        Quote 5691by Anonymous on 18/08/2011

                                        A friend is, as it were, a second self.
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                                          Quote 5921by Anonymous on 06/09/2011

                                          A mind without instruction can no more bear fruit than can a field, however fertile, without cultivation.
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                                            Quote 5967by Anonymous on 09/09/2011

                                            The first duty of a man is the seeking after and the investigation of truth.
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                                              Quote 6061by Anonymous on 12/09/2011

                                              History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity.
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                                                Quote 6151by Anonymous on 14/09/2011

                                                The strictest law often causes the most serious wrong.
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                                                  Quote 6210by Anonymous on 16/09/2011

                                                  Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature.
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                                                    Quote 6398by Anonymous on 19/09/2011

                                                    Endless money forms the sinews of war.
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                                                      Quote 6493by Anonymous on 19/09/2011

                                                      Our span of life is brief, but is long enough for us to live well and honestly.
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                                                        Quote 6494by Anonymous on 19/09/2011

                                                        Men decide far more problems by hate, love, lust, rage, sorrow, joy, hope, fear, illusion, or some other inward emotion, than by reality, authority, any legal standard, judicial precedent, or statute.
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                                                          Quote 6517by Anonymous on 23/09/2011

                                                          The absolute good is not a matter of opinion but of nature.
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                                                            Quote 6520by Anonymous on 23/09/2011

                                                            A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
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                                                              Quote 6720by Anonymous on 05/10/2011

                                                              In so far as the mind is stronger than the body, so are the ills contracted by the mind more severe than those contracted by the body.
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                                                                Quote 6928by Anonymous on 13/10/2011

                                                                The welfare of the people is the ultimate law.
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                                                                  Quote 7228by Anonymous on 28/10/2011

                                                                  There are some duties we owe even to those who have wronged us. There is, after all, a limit to retribution and punishment.
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                                                                    Quote 7312by Anonymous on 02/11/2011

                                                                    Neither can embellishments of language be found without arrangement and expression of thoughts, nor can thoughts be made to shine without the light of language.
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                                                                      Quote 7320by Anonymous on 02/11/2011

                                                                      Advice is judged by results, not by intentions.
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                                                                        Quote 7460by Anonymous on 15/11/2011

                                                                        We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
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                                                                          Quote 7470by Anonymous on 21/11/2011

                                                                          We are obliged to respect, defend and maintain the common bonds of union and fellowship that exist among all members of the human race.
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                                                                            Quote 7534by Anonymous on 16/12/2011

                                                                            Law stands mute in the midst of arms.
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                                                                              Quote 7584by Anonymous on 28/12/2011

                                                                              Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
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                                                                                Quote 7591by Anonymous on 28/12/2011

                                                                                He removes the greatest ornament of friendship, who takes away from it respect.
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                                                                                  Quote 8494by Anonymous on 14/05/2012

                                                                                  Peace is liberty in tranquillity.
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                                                                                    Quote 8689by Anonymous on 22/05/2012

                                                                                    Time destroys the speculation of men, but it confirms nature.
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                                                                                      Quote 8815by Anonymous on 30/05/2012

                                                                                      If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
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                                                                                        Quote 13021by Anonymous on 11/06/2013

                                                                                        The more laws, the less justice.
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                                                                                          Quote 13409by Anonymous on 20/07/2013

                                                                                          While there's life, there's hope.
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                                                                                            Quote 13505by Anonymous on 28/07/2013

                                                                                            Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.
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                                                                                              Quote 13748by Anonymous on 27/08/2013

                                                                                              Eating rice cakes is like chewing on a foam coffee cup, only less filling.
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